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Monday, April 2, 2012

Communities in Motion: Why Do You Care? Part II

If you’ve been reading my blog, then you probably have seen my post from January (below) about why people care, or should care, about long-range transportation planning in general and Communities in Motion in particular.

We have been asking people for their reasons for caring and I have committed to sharing those reasons with you each quarter in my blog. This is my second installment.

Why people care about Communities in Motion 2040, as submitted by you:

  • It’s important to get people to think about what kind of community they want theirs to be.
  • People care about transit.
  • Participating in developing the plan is more interesting than watching reality TV.
  • Things are constantly changing and the valley is constantly growing. We need to plan to get ahead or at least keep up.
  • It affects our children’s future.
  • It’s important to plan ahead, just in the case the world really doesn’t end on December 22, 2012.

While a few of these are somewhat “tongue in cheek,” the underlying message is still clear – people care about their communities and recognize the importance of being involved in defining what the future of those communities could, or should, look like.

To share why you think Communities in Motion 2040 is important ― why you care ― email aluft@compassidaho.org and we’ll post your ideas here. Thanks for caring and sharing!

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Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho

COMPASS is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization responsible for transportation planning in Ada and Canyon Counties. The COMPASS Board comprises 39 members representing the cities, counties, highway districts, educational institutions, state agencies, and other entities within the two counties. COMPASS plays an important role in making decisions about future long-range transportation needs in the Treasure Valley, taking into consideration environmental and economic factors that affect the quality of life.